policymic:

The racist response to the Spelling Bee is further proof America isn’t ready to talk about minority success

On May 29, they became co-champions of an especially hard-fought Scripps National Spelling Bee.

In the past few years, the 89-year-old competition has seen a striking pattern in which Indian-American contestants have lifted the winner’s trophy eight consecutive times and in 13 of the past 17 outings. Their streak feeds into years of conversation around race, achievement and immigrant success — all tied to problematic notions of what it means to be “American.”

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are these 3 different characters

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are these 3 different characters

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Yamazaki Shishi work

YANOYA project of Akiko Yano and Tokyo University of the Arts「やの屋」矢野顕子×東京芸術大学 - 2012

Video here :

http://vimeo.com/29997265#at=0

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About me

I am a self-identified working class fat brown queer femme cis man, and a first-generation college student working towards degrees in Anthropology and Women’s and Gender Studies at the University of Texas at Austin. This winter I participated in a collaborative performance art piece about fat, queer, femme experience called Fat: the Play with six other fat queer femmes in Austin. Our play won Best of the Fest at Austin’s 2014 Frontera Festival and went on to perform for two additional sold-out audiences of community members at Austin’s Treasure City Thrift. The cast then presented a panel about the play and our process at this year’s Feminist Action Project Conference at UT Austin. Another cast member and I have been selected to facilitate a workshop about writing and performing fatness at this year’s Allied Media Conference in Detroit, Michigan.

About AMC

From their website: “The ALLIED MEDIA CONFERENCE is a collaborative laboratory of media-based organizing strategies for transforming our world, held every Summer in Detroit. The AMC is a network of networks – social justice organizers, community technologists, transformative artists, educators, entrepreneurs, and many others – all using media in innovative ways.”

About our workshop

Our workshop will create a space for fat-identified folks to come together and talk and write about our experiences as fat folks and, especially, how our fatness works with our other identities. How is our fatness impacted by our size, gender, race, class, ability status, sexuality, documentation status, our geographic location, and more? We will talk a little bit about our process of writing about our fatness to create Fat: the Play as a framework for workshop attendees, with the goal of leaving them with some writing, ideas on how to perform it, and, most importantly— fat community and empowerment.

Help me get to Detroit!

Because I am a college student and the workshop falls during the summer, I need help getting there! The summer time is when I am supported solely by my retail job, that does not allow me to spend extra money on traveling. Though I have reached out to my university for funding, they, too, are the end of their budget cycle and are unable to sponsor me. So I am turning to my community for help!

Where your money goes:

$400 for travel (flight)
$250 for food during my 5-day trip
$150 for housing.
$40 for gofundme fees

The AMC is an amazing opportunity for me and I am incredibly excited for the possibility to attend and participate. My deepest gratitude for your support in any way you can give!
Hi Tumblr! I am co-faciliating a workshop at AMC this summer, but I need help to get to this amazing opportunity! Please donate if you can and/or signal boost!

Thank you all for your help xoxo

Hi Tumblr! I am about halfway to my goal and that’s amazing! I still need about half of my goal to be able to attend AMC and it would mean SO MUCH TO ME if that could happen. Please signal boost and share widely! I really appreciate it. Thanks y’all. <3

67% there! Please keep sharing and signal boosting. Thank you to everyone who has contributed!

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Bra Fitting 101. This changed my life

Ladies of Tumblr, do yourself a huge favor and watch this video. Your lives will change for the better.

i wore a B cup forever and was in a stripclub one night and got scolded by the dancers who said honey no you are a D. 

went to lane bryant, got measured like the beginning of this video and was told I was DD almost DDD. 

so now I wonder what I *ACTUALLY* am. 

iM LEGiT FREAKiNG OUT AND AM SO EXCiTED TO DO THiS i HAVE STRUGGLED FOR 93204239 YEARS OF TiGHT BRAS im exicted.

I measured myself right, and the c’s I’d been wearing for the longest time are now f’s and g’s cause of how small my band size has to be. BLEW MY MIND.

help for my boob-haver followers!

AAAH! Even what I thought was the right way is actually wrong!! I need to do this and shop somewhere else!

I’ve been wearing a 38” DD since graduating high school and with this video I’ve found that I’m 40” J (US) or 40” GG (UK.)

I’m a little in shock at the moment and skeptical. I shit you not, I’m actually skeptical about this when I really shouldn’t be. I found a discounted 40GG at nordstrom.com and am purchasing it as we speak. I will test this and hopefully end my skepticism.

I’m excited about the bra, it’s very pretty and if it fits and is comfortable…I will cry tears of joy.

This is actually pretty important. I can’t tell you how many times I’ve seen women with upper back and neck pain and the problem has turned out to be an improperly fitting bra.

This is especially important for fat people because of how hard it can be to find properly fitting bras in the first place.

This is important.
-Shelby

This video really changed everything I thought I knew about bras!!  I saw it last year when one of my followers submitted it in a post along with a ton of resources and information including links to bra calculators, a list of bra review websites, a video for small busts and more. 

I think the shocking and mind blowing part is if/when the calculations say we have a D cup size or above.  It is just ingrained in us that D’s or DD’s are huge, regardless of band size,  but that just is absolutely not the case at all! The Band Project.com is a website where you can search any band and cup size and view real life examples from people who wear that size-  here are  examples of D and  DD cup sizes  to see what I mean.

Once you are able to get past the D/DD myth and accept your true size you’ll probably find wearing a bra with a tighter band does take some getting used to, and to find a good fit you’ll have to try on lot’s of different sizes, since they all fit differently, but the search is worth it. In the end you will have adorable bras that are actually supportive and make your bust look amazing- with straps that don’t fall down, boobs that don’t pop out, and strapless bras that actually stay up!!

Some brands that offer small band/large cup sizes include Panache, Cleo by Panache, Freya, Fantasie, Curvy Kate and Gossard just to name a few, and you can check out the ‘Bras Page’ to see some options.  

All of this.

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I don’t know who this chick is… but +1 for you!

I second this.

I CANT FUCKIN HANDLE.THIS GIRLS BLOG I JUST WANT TO STAB MY.FUCKIN EYES OUT SHIT

Please explain why you do not like my blog? Is it my opinions? My English? Please tell me.

im gonna throw up all over this post

Racist side of tumblr explain this post

racism isn’t an “opinion” lol try harder

Kill all Nazis

Listen everyone!!! Look what I’ve found:

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As I suspected some anti-feminism and racist asshole took this picture about feminism and turned it into some racist bullshit.
That woman on these pictures only contributed to the “Why I need feminism” signs and now we have this picture of her with a racist sign. 

spread this correction like wildfire.

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I don’t know who this chick is… but +1 for you!

I second this.

I CANT FUCKIN HANDLE.THIS GIRLS BLOG I JUST WANT TO STAB MY.FUCKIN EYES OUT
SHIT

Please explain why you do not like my blog? Is it my opinions? My English? Please tell me.

im gonna throw up all over this post

Racist side of tumblr explain this post

racism isn’t an “opinion” lol try harder

Kill all Nazis

Listen everyone!!! Look what I’ve found:

source

As I suspected some anti-feminism and racist asshole took this picture about feminism and turned it into some racist bullshit.

That woman on these pictures only contributed to the “Why I need feminism” signs and now we have this picture of her with a racist sign. 

spread this correction like wildfire.

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i’m procrastinating because i’m stressed and i’m stressed because i’m procrastinating

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Nineteen-year-old Tarikuwa Lemma is a survivor of an international adoption scandal. When she was 13, she was trafficked from her native Ethiopia to an American family. The adoption agency convinced her father, who was a widower, that Tarikuwa and her younger sisters were headed to the U.S. as part of an educational exchange program, and that they would return home every summer and on holiday breaks.
Little did he know, his daughters had been placed with adoptive couples in the U.S., never to return. Tarikuwa’s name was changed against her will, and she was forbidden by her American “family” from speaking her native language.
—Stop ‘Rescuing’ African Children Through Corrupt Adoption

Click the link for Tarikuwa Lemma’s brilliant satire of the adoption industry &amp; Evangelical Christians’ white savior industrial complex.
Tarikuwa is also featured in The Child Catchers: Rescue, Trafficking, and the New Gospel of Adoption.

brandx:

Nineteen-year-old Tarikuwa Lemma is a survivor of an international adoption scandal. When she was 13, she was trafficked from her native Ethiopia to an American family. The adoption agency convinced her father, who was a widower, that Tarikuwa and her younger sisters were headed to the U.S. as part of an educational exchange program, and that they would return home every summer and on holiday breaks.

Little did he know, his daughters had been placed with adoptive couples in the U.S., never to return. Tarikuwa’s name was changed against her will, and she was forbidden by her American “family” from speaking her native language.

Stop ‘Rescuing’ African Children Through Corrupt Adoption

Click the link for Tarikuwa Lemma’s brilliant satire of the adoption industry & Evangelical Christians’ white savior industrial complex.

Tarikuwa is also featured in The Child Catchers: Rescue, Trafficking, and the New Gospel of Adoption.

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Popping someone’s bubble of ignorance and forcing them to deal with reality.

shingen012:

Popping someone’s bubble of ignorance and forcing them to deal with reality.

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"i’m not a feminist because i believe (describes feminism)"

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Spend 7 minutes of your life watching this show on gendered marketing

This is brilliant. I specifically buy razors and shaving cream marketed to men because it’s at least 30% cheaper in the US, and yet the quality is way better. 

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sancophaleague:

Recently I watched the Movie “Captain Phillips” and it made me think about how these so called Somali “Pirates” are being portrayed by the media. I can remember how terrible different Media outlets tried to make Somali people seem when American and European ships started to get robbed while at sea a few years ago. They made it seem as if they were just savages and thieves and that’s just how they chose to live, but the truth is that the Somali People that are viewed as “Pirates” and terrorists were really just taking a stand against a complete invasion from America and Europe. 

Somalia’s Government collapsed and the U.S. and Europe saw this as an opportunity to do what they’ve done throughout history and that’s to steal the resources away from the Somali people as their seas were now unprotected. America and Europe started dumping nuclear waste into the waters which caused the Somali people to get extremely sick. Somali babies started to be born with deformities and their people were getting rashes and dying from the contaminated ocean water. The nuclear waste that was in Barrels that washed ashore can be tracked back to The U.S. and Europe. While dumping waste they were also taking all the millions of dollars in seafood from the ocean ruining the income and livelihood of Somali fishermen causing countless more Somali people to starve.

Somali People were never savages, they were forced into dying or fighting back and they chose to fight. They did what they could to provide for their people and protect their resources. They had order when they took over ships their goal wasn’t to hurt anybody and they often didn’t, they just wanted to stop the invasion, pollution, and retrieve a profit that was stolen from them initially. You gotta respect that. Never believe what a racist society has to say about your people. SanCopha!

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damn…

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Jacqueline Lou Skaags- tiny penny oil paintings

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